Thursday, June 19, 2008


HSBC customer donates RM50,000 prize to charities


A generous gesture by a lucky customer gave a boost to the charity programme of Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Corp (HSBC) and benefited 10 charities in Sabah. HSBC Malaysia Premier and Corporate customer Datuk Victor Paul, who won the RM50,000 grand prize of HSBC ‘Festive Cash Giveaway’ credit card campaign, donated the prize to charities. Revealing this at the presentation of a RM100,000 donation to the 10 charities at the Bank here yesterday, HSBC Area Director for East Malaysia, Thomas Varughese, said: “Upon learning his win, RM50,000, Datuk Paul approached the Bank, informing he would like to donate the money to charities, suggesting that HSBC match his win ringgit for ringgit. “We agreed to his suggestion and we now have RM 100,000 to donate to various charities. “Datuk Paul and the Bank selected ten charities consisting of the orphans, hardcore poor and prisoners’ children, hospice care centre and homes for the disabled.” Receiving the RM10,000 donation each yesterday were Komiti Hospis St Francis Xavier Keningau, Darul Bakti, Sabah Cheshire Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Kota Kinabalu, Taman Didikan Kanak-Kanak Kurang Upaya Sembulan, Prison Fellowship, Sabah Society for the Deaf, Taman Sri Stella Tawau, First Step Labuan and San Damiano Hostel Kiulu. “HSBC, the world’s local bank, always strives to give back to the community in which we operate and it is heartening to know that our customers also share the same views and Datuk Victor Paul is a fine example of a true HSBC customer,” said Thomas during the presentation ceremony. Datuk Paul, who was unable to attend the event, was represented by Andrew Steven, Assistant Human Resource Manager of Timatch and Ellen Chung, Human Resource Executive of Timatch.